Last Chance ... A Two Year Journey

Leaving the Great Lakes for a Caribbean/Pacific adventure

22 January 2018 | Miami
21 January 2018 | Miami - Biscayne Bay
20 January 2018 | Biscayne Bay
19 January 2018 | Virginia Key, Florida
18 January 2018 | Miami. Marine Stadium anchorage
17 January 2018 | Miami
16 January 2018 | Lake Santa Barbara near Sea Ranch Lakes, FL
15 January 2018 | Munyon Island near North Palm Beach
13 January 2018 | Vero Beach
11 January 2018 | Vero Beach
09 January 2018 | Clearwater, FL
08 January 2018 | Lakeland, FL
07 January 2018 | Vero Beach City Marina
06 January 2018 | Indialantic, FL. Across from Melbourne
05 January 2018 | Titusville
04 January 2018 | Titusville - Cocoa - West Marine
03 January 2018 | Titusville Marina
02 January 2018 | Titusville
01 January 2018 | Titusville Marina
31 December 2017 | Titusville Marina

One of those days ...

02 January 2018 | Titusville
Cloudy, rainy, windy, raw. Low 50s.
Raw, windy, cloudy, bouncy day. But not as bad as the boats where the small waves come right through the mouth of the harbor unimpeded down their fairway/channel. Or the boats out in the mooring field. I shudder every time I look out there. It is calming down a bit right now, but tomorrow afternoon it is supposed to kick up again, and be even worse for a few hours - some models say 40 knots. So I spent time adjusting my lines and adding a tweaker line to the port aft line that goes up to the pole.

So far, the damage to other boats in the harbor seems limited to various flags and some tarps. The sail on the boat in front of me is now also ripping. Before it was just the cover. There are a lot of neglected boats in Florida. In some cases, the decks and top sides are actually turning green.

My shelf still leaks. I found more leaking bolts way up in the bow. The good news is the fitting I worked on last time seems dry.

Still in the 50s at night (and day), but that will change tomorrow with three nights in the low 30s. Can hardly wait. Not what I was expecting. Payback for all those weeks when I almost never saw a cloud and it was quiet.
Vessel Name: Last Chance
Vessel Make/Model: Islander 36 (1979)
Hailing Port: Waukegan, Illinois
Last Chance's Photos - Main
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Created 22 January 2018
Traveling down the Chesapeake and the East Coast
53 Photos
Created 11 September 2017
Erie Canal and Hudson River
33 Photos
Created 18 August 2017
Great Lakes part of the journey.
45 Photos
Created 15 July 2017
Boat prep and races prior to departure
12 Photos
Created 14 June 2017